Who says industrial companies and national parks can’t be friends? Boeing and Washington’s Mount Rainier National Park certainly think they can. On Monday, Boeing presented the park with a $75,000 check to help it become more carbon neutral.
According to the Boeing Charitable Trust, the money will go toward Washington’s National Park Fund and be used to fund projects like analyzing the park’s vehicles to find ways to reduce emissions and to continue a visitors’ shuttle that cuts down on weekend traffic. The goal is for these and other projects to reduce the park’s greenhouse gas emissions by 45 percent by 2016.
This grant is in line with the goal of the Boeing Charitable Trust: funding projects that “reduce greenhouse-gas emissions, inspire environmental citizenship, and protect and restore critical natural habitat.” I think this partnership is a magnificent example for other industrial giants and hope we continue to see unlikely friendships formed for the good of the earth.
Photo: Jeannette Kimmel